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Diane Wiscarson authored an article in the October Family Law Newsletter from the Oregon State Bar providing information about potential complications when dealing with a divorce and a child’s special education needs at the same time. The newsletter is available below. osb-newsletter

The September issue of Portland Lifestyle & Family magazine features an article by Diane Wiscarson.  This article offers an overview of finding and navigating the various public agency services that are available for individuals with special needs.  The full article can be accessed here.

The Oregon State Bar Bulletin has a short blurb in their latest issue about the newest location for Wiscarson Law.  After many years in downtown Portland, Wiscarson Law recently moved to the industrial area of Northwest Portland.  There is quick access to the freeways, and plenty of free parking. All of the other contact information…

Diane Wiscarson, on behalf of her client, Vanessa Smith, filed an Oregon Civil Rights complaint against Portland Public Schools for releasing special education students before the end of the school day. Both Diane Wiscarson and Vanessa Smith were interviewed for a news story and article by KATU news. This story can be accessed here.

Portland Public Schools is facing an Oregon Civil Rights Complaint for dismissing special education students early. This is the same issue that faced Beaverton School District several months ago. Diane Wiscarson is featured in an article about the case in The Oregonian. You can see the article here.

Special Olympics of Oregon and Nike teamed up for a one day event for youth ages 6 to 18 with intellectual disabilities.  Sports included are basketball, golf, soccer, and track & field.  Please see the flyer attached below for more information, including how to sign up. 20160620172205214

Diane Wiscarson’s article includes information on what happens when it is time to switch from an IFSP to an IEP, including tips for your involvement in these important meetings.  The article is available here.

See the Lund Report’s article about Christie and Eric Riehl’s battle with Oregon’s healthcare bureaucracy.  Christie has been working through the system for a very long time to obtain appropriate care and treatment for her daughter, Elie. The article is available here.

Read about Lidia Saavedra’s advocacy for Wiscarson Law clients in the South County Spotlight. Find out how Lidia found her calling as an advocate, and what she does now to share that knowledge with others.  The article is available here.

See this FAQ regarding the Compensatory Education Program (CEP) at Beaverton School District this summer as a result of the Voluntary Resolution Agreement (VRA) signed between the District and the Office for Civil Rights. The complaint was filed by Diane Wiscarson on behalf of Louis Feldman.  The document provided by Beaverton School District to parents…

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